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  • bldg0031
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    Yes, I agree with you on what they are doing with the Video tests. I figured they were collecting some kind of data but didn't think to use it terms of whether it will become a part of the hiring process. I was wondering what else you thought the stats could go to ... maybe a pre-test post-test type thing for people who make it through the testing?

    Las Vegas does have a very good website. They do a great job of outlining the process for you (well as good as any I have seen).

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  • duke3478
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    The video test is not optional, and is scored, but the score does not factor into your final ranking. They will tell you what you scored on all the tests in your good news letter.

    The video test is about 1.5 hours of situations, then multiple choice options of how to handle them. You mark your answer on a scantron. Some of them are pretty funny. (some of the obvious wrong answers, that is.)

    My guess is maybe they are compiling data, seeing if there is a correlation between candidates who score well on the video and written, to measure the validity of the video test. With so many applicants per testing cycle, that's a lot of free research.

    BTW- If you are reading this thread after January 2006 or so, remember the info could be out of date. Metro changes their process frequently.

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  • bldg0031
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    Continued info on the process

    I just turned in my application (used governmentjobs.com to apply) and got contacted the next day about the next tests.

    For out of state they said it would be three trips.

    The first day you do written and video test. If you pass you do the physical the very next day and for both out of state and in state the orals are the next 4 days with out of state getting in first.

    To be honest I am not sure about the video test scoring ... I think this is actually not a part of whether you get the job but is for their sake.

    Goodluck and hope to be an academy with any of you applying this year.

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  • Joecop40
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    There was a tax increase that was recently passed that allows police agencies in Clark County (Vegas) to hire bunches of officers over the next 5 years. Approximately 1200-1400 new officers for LVMPD, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, etc....NOW is the time to be putting in the apps. There is also room for lateral transfers from differtent states. I would suggest getting onto the web sites of each agency and finding out more info. The avg base salary for the academy is around $45-48K. Most officers top out above $85-90K on their base plus overtime, court, holiday, shift diff, etc.... Good Luck on the job searches..........

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  • ecochiseo
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    I will be flying out Vegas on the 13th, for the written psych, oral psych and the poly. The first part went by fairly smooth. Hope tis one goes the same.
    But don't get caught up on someone else's opinions. Go take the test, what you got to lose? I did it on a whim, and got this far. So go for it, and good luck!

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  • duke3478
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    I didn't mean for that to be a complete list, necessarily. There are probably a couple more.

    I turned in my application In August, closing date was Sep 2nd. All the testing happened in pretty rapid succession. I recieved my good news that I passed the oral about 2 1/2 weeks after I took it. Two days later, the letter arrived in the mail.

    I was given my COE at my initial backg. meeting, so it was almost exactly two months, counting from the closing date forward. My BI informed me that my package...hehe... my paperwork would be up for review in February. That would land me in the April Academy. So total time, closing date to hire date will be 7 months.

    I am local, and it has been tough taking off the time to go to all the tests/interviews. I have at least three more days that I'll have to take. (psych, oral psych, poly)Tomorrow, first thing, I have to be fingerprinted before I go to my current Job. That could take 2 hours or more. If you are from out-of-town, they will administer your written, video, and physical test in a short span of time. Maybe even the oral. I'm not exactly sure. I would plan on making one trip for written/physical/oral and another for backg/psych/oral psych/poly. But ask a BI or someone who knows before making any plans. There are a lot of folks giving out dated or inaccurate info on these forums. I don't want to be counted among them!

    Good luck, take your time on the tests, and do your situps. See you on the street next year sometime!

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  • pd821
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    You left another agency in Vegas out, there is a Tribal Agency in Las Vegas thats hiring. There all POST certified officers and there running some pretty sleek cars and equipment. I think there offering a take home vehicle and 40,000 a year to start. Its something to look into, they had a post on job openings a few months back.



    Originally posted by duke3478
    I have no military experience, no LE experience, no degree.

    I scored 90% on my oral with LVMPD, and received my COE Thursday.

    If you are intelligent, understand the role that officers fill, and speak well, you have a very good chance of doing well on the oral. Metro is hiring 320 officers per year. That means 4 x 80-man academies per year.

    I suggest you apply, or wait until the contract for a $6K raise is approved, and then apply. Don't forget NLV PD, Henderson PD, CLV Deputy Marshals (actually, skip them) , CCSD police, Clark County Park Police, UNLV campus police, Taxi Authority Police, etc.

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  • Chachy
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    Duke:
    Are you a local? Just wondering how long the process took, because I am heading out there at the end of the month, and I am from out of town. How long did you wait before recieving your COE?

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  • duke3478
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    hiring standards sooo high?

    I have no military experience, no LE experience, no degree.

    I scored 90% on my oral with LVMPD, and received my COE Thursday.

    If you are intelligent, understand the role that officers fill, and speak well, you have a very good chance of doing well on the oral. Metro is hiring 320 officers per year. That means 4 x 80-man academies per year.

    I suggest you apply, or wait until the contract for a $6K raise is approved, and then apply. Don't forget NLV PD, Henderson PD, CLV Deputy Marshals (actually, skip them) , CCSD police, Clark County Park Police, UNLV campus police, Taxi Authority Police, etc.

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  • K9 Police
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    Curiousity, why do you wish you were with LVMPD; especially after being with PPD?

    Know a deputy, and pretty close friend, and he is trying to pick between LVMPD and PPD.

    K9

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  • hemicop
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    I'd Definitely give it a shot. I tried for lvmpd almost 30yrs ago.(failed the written by 1/2 a point). Even now having been with Phx. a long time I wish I had pursued Vegas. I go to Vegas about 5-6 times a year--it's expensive. If you think all the book knowledge is a "shoe-in" for you, you're dead wrong! Iknow of guys with your education, police & military experience & still didn't get in.God only knows what that agency wants! But I'll never discourage someine that wants to pursue his dream. These are just the facts as I know them...Good Luck

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  • PhilipCal
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    Lvpd

    Tan/grn, I'd bet next week's check you're an LVMPD Officer. Good point though. Be careful out there!!

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  • tan/grn
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    High crime, gangs, drugs, traffic round out the bad news.
    Actually, if you want to be proactive, this would be considered an upside to being with LVPD. You will have plenty to keep you busy and plenty of people to take to jail! It's an upside!

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  • PhilipCal
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    Las Vegas PD

    I'm a former Clark County Sheriff's Dept Officer.(pre LVMPD). "Metro" has an excellent reputation, and to the best of my knowledge actively recruits. It's a very progressive agency, in a rapidly growing area. That brings both good news and bad news. Salary, benefits, equipment, are all very good. High crime, gangs, drugs, traffic round out the bad news. While looking at LVMPD, I would also check out the Nevada Highway Patrol, and some other area agencies. You should be able to access their websites through Officer.com.

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  • Tim Dees
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    Originally posted by CLB2112
    LV seems like a young vibrant city that interests me greatly to work in. Would they still be hiring by the truckload in 3-4 years? Im pretty sure with my creds (aux officer, security guard, 4 year degree by the time im 21) I can pick and choose where I want to go in the country. Is the buzz about the LVPD as good as the word on the street is? Is their starting pay enough to live comfortably or barely get by? What kind of calls would I see on a day-to-day basis?
    LV Metro is a very good department. They are well-funded and generally well-managed. They have an organizational culture that promotes physical fitness and god conduct, and they don't seem to have the officer miscondict problems that plague other agencies. The outfit is big enough (and growing) that there are a lot of different assignments, so you won't run out of things that you like to do. The nature of their calls for service are pretty much the same as anyplace else, except that things don't slow down at night so much because of the 24-hour nature of the town. For instance, bars generally don't close until everyone has gone home, if they close at all. Liquor is served around the clock, every day of the year.

    On the downside, LV has gotten to be a very expensive place to live. Traffic congestion is ugly Substance abuse problems are more common than in many other cities, and reach into a higher social level. Many, if not most, of the jobs are in the "hospitality industry" and pay subsistence level wages, so there are a lot of people living on the ragged edge alongside folks that light their cigars with $100 bills.

    When I worked in Reno, we had several officers jump ship and go over to LV Metro PD. None ever came back, and none ever migrated the other way.

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